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Bristol Mad Hatter’s Ball Tickets are now on sale. Some of contemporary art’s biggest names have shown their support for Bristol’s children by donating artwork for the Mad Hatter’s Ball and Art Auction, run by Art Action for Kids. The Mad Hatter’s Ball will be held on Saturday 26 March 2011 at the Bristol Museum and Art Gallery. Tickets are now on sale via the Colston Hall. For more information, please visit www.colstonhall.org/boxoffice The exclusive art auction will feature extraordinary artworks generously donated by some of contemporary art’s biggest names including Ben Eine, whose work was amongst the official gifts given to Barack Obama by David Cameron on his first trip to Washington as Prime Minister, and Shepard Fairey, who created the iconic “Hope” poster for Barack Obama’s presidential campaign. The auction will also include a piece by world famous Bristol based graffiti artist Nick Walker, whose work is coveted by collectors worldwide including the Mugrabi family. Other renowned artists include Conor Harrington, D*Face, David Stoupakis, Carol Piece and Chloe Early. The donated pieces will be on display at the Bristol Museum and Art Gallery during the week preceding the Ball. All proceeds from the event will go towards practical art programmes for children at M Shed, the innovative new museum for Bristol opening in Spring 2011. The Mad Hatters Ball will be held at the Bristol Museum and Art Gallery on Saturday 26 March 2011. The Ball will include a cocktail reception, dinner and entertainment. Tickets are £95.